Our ‘Explained’ series of posts aims to simplify the information surrounding vegan nutrition. This article talks about protein.
- The vegan protein myth holds no real weight.
- Protein is overhyped and isn’t something you should be too concerned with unless you have fitness or strength goals.
- Eat a wide and varied whole foods diet as much as possible.
- High protein foods are beans, legumes, seeds and soy products.
- High protein food combinations are a great way to makes sure you are getting adequate protein each day. Example: peanut butter on wholegrain bread.
The Vegan Protein Debate
Amidst all the vegan hype, one question has sought to try and dismiss the vegan movement, especially for men. Protein. Where do we get it and how often? Is it enough?
We men are hardwired to believe that as men, we must be big and strong, and protein, thus meat is the source of those attributes.
Yet, as veganism rises so are the number of vegan athletes. The vegan bodybuilding scene is booming. The popular term ‘vegain’ symbolises a movement of men who have continued to build muscle but without consuming animal protein in the process.Continue reading